Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Rout at Ramadi

(Image by Bob Gorrell)

While I was off for several days, Iraqi forces and civilians fled the ISIS onslaught on the key city of Ramadi, Anbar Province, Iraq.

The fall of Ramadi is being spun as a mere "setback."

True, there are setbacks, both major and minor, in war.

However, Obama's past comments, like "If you like your doctor, your can keep your doctor," along with the supposed "Redlines" against Syria's continued use of chemical weapons, doesn't exactly inspire confidence that ISIS's control of Ramadi will be a temporary one.

(Image by Chip Bok)

Yesterday, Obama's minions seemed to have regained their composure and were touting their ISIS strategy an overall success.

But ISIS won't be driven from the field by airstrikes alone.  The situation won't be remedied even if another 42,000 sorties are flown against ISIS.

(Image by Nate Beeler)

Nor has ISIS's gains been limited to Iraq.  While Obama mouthpieces were explaining-away the "Setback at Ramadi," ISIS seized the ancient town of Palmyra, Syria

In the meantime, those of us fortunate enough to dwell behind the Ramparts of Civilization are left to ponder how Obama lost Ramadi.  

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